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    Lightbulb Archiving Software

    What is the best sofware/hardware that you can suggest to archive jobs. If due to long period of storage in system or job data disk of the server, you need to store it externally what tool in your experience or knowledge is the best way to store and retrieve these job files?

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    Archiving Software

    I use Retrospect for the Macs and the Pcs for a long time with a Tapestreamer(Very slowly), but now I changed to a shuttlesystem with 1,5 TB drives(ESATA). Its ultrafast.
    I make backups for ervery day and for every week. The weekly backups are changing to my homeoffice.
    A servercrash can be recoverd in 30 Minutes with this system.
    Hope that will help you
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    On Macs I really really TimeMachine. It's so easy to use and works like a charm

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    TimeMachine

    Does anybody else has experience with what maxmax is referring? Can you tell what are the outstanding features. I always wanted to have a Mac solution for archiving.

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    For me the best thing is that it is running in background without slowing your mac down. And it makes makes a backup every few minutes so you can even go to an older version of a file. And when storage space is getting low it automatically deletes older versions of a file but always tries to keep as many as it can.

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    i agree. time machine is a very good tool. there are not so much tools like that.
    but what you have to keep in mind is not only the space of DATA. the space of TIME you like to achive your data is crucial as well.

    therefore you should care more about the medium you use for your archive.
    CDs and HDDs have a lifttime less than 5 years without failures. i think the quality of
    the medium is much more important than the software you use for your backup.

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    increase the volume to Mac

    boom is a program to increase the volume on your mac

    http://www.filedropper.com/boommac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naun View Post
    boom is a program to increase the volume on your mac

    http://www.filedropper.com/boommac
    Would you know how can this be useful in a prepress production environment?

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    try superflexiblefilesynchronizer

    there is a sheduler, I sync every night the whole data hd.
    It is very fast, and it needs less diskspace, if you sync only new files.
    the best and fastest synchronizer / backup tool I'seen

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    storage

    we use proliant microservers with one being a mirror to the other. os is whs v1
    with hdd sizes what they are, the available storage is huge

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    microserver

    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade View Post
    we use proliant microservers with one being a mirror to the other. os is whs v1
    with hdd sizes what they are, the available storage is huge
    With custom made bios (found on many forums) we can use all the 6 sata ports, so it is possible to create a raid 1+0 with a hot-spare, and a boot disk can be the 6th.

    It is really fast, and the raid management soft can check (scheduled) the raid parity, or surface tests on the raid members.

    And the server itself has a really good price, either for a home media-server.
    (and check the price of the MS 2008 server Foundation prices too! :))

    Ap

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    on my macs i use a combo of time machine, for hourly backup & versioning + Carbon Copy Clonner daily for bootable full drive backup.
    for files i have a bunch of external hardware raid1 systems & 1 raid5 NAS.

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